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    Showtime Orders Hedge Fund Drama Pilot 'Billions' From NYT Columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin

    Showtime has issued its first drama pilot pick up of the year. "Billions" is the result of a collaboration between writing veterans Brian Koppelman and David Levien -- the duo behind "Runaway Jury," "The Girlfriend Experience" and "Ocean's Thirteen," -- and New York Times Financial Columnist and CNB...

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    Review: Online Gambling World Thriller 'Runner Runner' Starring Ben Affleck & Justin Timberlake

    While the conversation around the career rebound of Matthew McConaughey will continue this fall with "Dallas Buyers Club," many forget that it was 2011's "The Lincoln Lawyer" that gave the actor the first spring in his comeback step. On paper, it was a rather routine procedural, but it was elevated ...

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    Brian Koppelman and David Levien Hired as Showrunners for Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger's HBO Rock and Roll Drama Project

    Mike Jagger, Martin Scorsese and "Boardwalk Empire" creator Terence Winter have been slowly working on a project at HBO that sounds almost too good to be true -- a drama set in the New York music scene the late '70s.

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    Vince Vaughn To Lead Universal's Big Screen Reboot Of 'The Rockford Files'

    While Sony is celebrating the success of "21 Jump Street" and the rest of Hollywood dusts off various TV reboots they've had sitting in drawers, for Vince Vaughn, he's been there and done that already. In 2004 he teamed with Owen Wilson and director Todd Phillips for "Starsky ...

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    Ben Affleck & Justin Timberlake Go Online Gambling In 'Runner, Runner'

    After playing Napster guru Sean Parker in David Fincher's "The Social Network," it looks like Justin Timberlake is getting ready to go back online, only this time the roll of the dice will be for something other than MP3s.

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    'Solitary Man' Team Brian Koppelman & David Levien To Rewrite & Direct Neil Strauss' 'The Game'

    No book or author/personality has been as sleazy in recent memory as Neil Strauss. His breakout bestseller "The Game" is part memoir and part expose, chronicling Strauss’ own adventures in the guys club world of pick-up artists and his experiences and successes with the techniques he learned from these guys that more or less involves reducing women to a bunch of base stereotypes. Basically, it’s kind of total douchebag stuff that at the same time is repulsively fascinating. So while we're a little bummed that "Solitary Man" team Brian Koppelman and David Levien have made this their next film, we're hopeful they'll be able to find some depth ...

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    Brian Koppelman & David Levien Writing 'National Treasure 3'; Finish Script For 'City Of The Sun'

    You probably forgot, likely because you don't care, but last spring mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer confirmed that a "National Treasure 3" was in the works and then we didn't really hear anything since. But it appears that work is now underway.

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    Exclusive: 'I Am Number Four' Director D.J. Caruso Hoping To 'Beat The Reaper' At Fox

    Updated: Well, it looks as per Mr. Caruso's own comments below, that he spoke out of turn. We've spoke to management and agents for the actor and while management confirms that Caruso has met with Appian Way and Leonardo DiCaprio and management has spoken to Fox about the project, no directorial dea...

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    Brian Koppelman & David Levien Talk About The Hard Indie Road Traveled To Make 'Solitary Man'

    Premiering strongly at TIFF at in 2009 and released into theaters earlier this year, Brian Koppelman and David Levien's sophomore directorial effort, "Solitary Man" has quietly been building steam. The film earned strong reviews from critics and saw its initial two screen opening weekend eventually expanded into over one hundred and fifty theaters across the country. The picture stars Michael Douglas as a former used car sales magnate who slowly watches his life self-destruct due to his ill-conceived and misguided romantic and business indiscretions. It all begins with a routine heart check-up that seems irregular that leads the main characte...

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